Hundreds of images always pour in for SFR's annual Photo Contest. And it's our pleasure to sort through them—and let's face it, argue a little bit—to choose the winners. But this is the first time in recent memory that the results of the contest grace the pages of the weekly print edition rather than a special issue.
What turns an entry into a winner? It's in the eye of the beholder. It's the way the image captures light during a singular moment in time. It's the eyes, the hands, the outstreched arms, the color and even the wind.
Our favorites this year cross backward across the years from a timeless shot of Acoma Pueblo under a cloudy sky to a carnival during the time when everyone called the mall Villa Linda, and, finally, the grand prize winner is a view from the top of the hill that overlooks Santa Fe—this one looking back hundreds of years and also grounded firmly in the present.
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted a photo and helped further our journalsim mission with the entry fee. Special appreciation to The Camera Shop of Santa Fe for providing gift certificates for the first, second and third place winners.
Like what you see?
Bid on a wall-sized canvas print of a winning photos at SFR's popup photo show on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Violet Crown Cinema from 6 to 7:30 pm. Or order an 8 X 10 glossy from our online merch shop.